Tag: seven of nine

Lessons I learned from the women of Voyager

Janeway

Star Trek: Voyager premiered twenty-five years ago on January 16, 1995 and included three women in the main cast, the most to that point or since. I was barely nineteen, a motherless misfit embarking on a journey of self-discovery in…

Episode 104: “Retrospect”

Seven in a flashback in "Retrospect"

Tackling one of our most-requested topics, our crew discusses the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Retrospect,” in which Seven of Nine believes she was “violated” by an alien arms dealer. We cover the 1990s cultural context of the episode as well…

Episode 59: Sexual Agency in Star Trek

Lauren from "Statistical Probabilities" lounging on a bed

How much are women in Star Trek able to make choices and act freely when it comes to sex? Our crew discusses this question and considers Trek’s best and worst portrayals of women’s sexuality. Content Note: Includes discussion of mature themes. Download…

Asexuality in Star Trek

the Enterprise orbiting a planet

Apparently, everyone in the universe is sexual. At least, this is what Star Trek seems to tell us, since almost every person, race, android, and hologram we see throughout Star Trek is either inherently sexual or is marginalized for not…